The IT Roundtable Meeting

The IT Roundtable Meeting takes place on the 16th of October 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf. With discussions on; Digital Transformation, Cloud Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Intelligent Data & Insights and Information Security the event will bring together an exclusive community of C-Level executives to collaborate at the highest level of thought leadership.


Digital Transformation:

Realising Digital Transformation: Aligning your IT & business strategy to meet the digital requirements

  • Exploring the changes required to your business strategy to incorporate digital
  • Successfully aligning your digital strategy with your long and short term business objectives
  • How digital technology can transform the business model of your company, turning your products in services
  • Sharing the digital vision with your team and inspiring and engaging your team to innovate

Exploring how your organisational culture needs to adapt to support digital transformation

  • • Exploring the main challenges associated with building a digital culture
  • • Examining what is required from your organisation to support cultural change
  • • Championing innovation from the top down and supporting an innovative culture throughout the organisation
  • • Encouraging collaboration across the business to help deliver innovation and digital strategy

Changing Emphasis for IT Leaders to Successfully Realise the Digital Agenda

  • • Understanding the digital transformation culture – what’s the hype?
  • • Exploring the changing functions of the IT department from a corporate standpoint
  • • Executing a successful digital agenda – Be a visionary through transformational leadership
  • • How the roles and skillsets of IT leaders must adapt to accommodate success; Being the ‘whole package’

Creating a Digital Transformation culture

  • • Adapting your organisation and its culture to facilitate Digital Transformation
  • • The shifting role of IT in the digital world; from cost centre to profit centre
  • • Exploring the main challenges associated with building a digital culture and setting the scene for transformation
  • • Championing innovation from the top down and supporting an innovative culture throughout the organisation
  • • Understanding the needs of your workforce in the new digital age

How critical is DevOps in achieving digital transformation

  • • Being agile whilst constrained by complexity and legacy – what actions are required from IT leadership?
  • • Exploring which metrics and tools should be used in DevOps to help drive business transformation
  • • Understanding what your peers are prioritising in digital transformation and discovering what constitutes best practice
  • • Keeping up with pressures to maintain the pace of innovation and DevOps – what are the expectations of the next years?

Cloud Technologies:

Public Cloud Adoption – the cultural challenges

  • • The adoption curve – cultural and technical challenges faced by an organisation
  • • The backbone of DevOps - implementing a CI/CD pipeline in the cloud
  • • Using the cloud as a platform for digital transformation

Increasing Risks & Vulnerabilities with the growth of the cloud

  • • What are the security challenges posed by pushing IT systems & data strategies more and more into the cloud?
  • • Assessing third party cloud providers – Can they deliver on your security requirements
  • • Ensuring the effective management of your digital assets
  • • Increasing your control over applications, systems and infrastructure stored in the cloud

Artificial Intelligence:

AI, Smart machines and Robotic Process Automation – Preparing for the next generation

  • • What will the future of the IT workforce look like?
  • • What skills should today’s generation begin developing to prepare for an automated future?
  • • Leveraging AI platforms to access knowledge and deliver new value within your organisation
  • • When will AI replace your IT service desk? When will technology and workplace culture be ready to depend on virtual agents?
  • • How should I&O leaders prepare now

AI and Robotics – The Impact of New Technologies in a Dynamic IT Climate

  • • New technologies – benefits and challenges to large organisations
  • • How the client experience changes with digitalisation and transformation
  • • Exploring market trends in AI and RPA from a cross-Industry perspective

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence – The Autonomous Leader

  • • Algorithms in social media – YouTube, or AI-Tube?
  • • What about autonomy? How to keep the upper hand against the “proto-human”
  • • When algorithms go wrong
  • • Ethics and Society – data protection regulation

Internet of Things:

Internet of Things – What does it mean for your organisation and IT department

  • • Adopting innovative technology to generate new revenue streams, profits and expanding product portfolios
  • • Disruption: how do you deal with technologies that have the potential to disrupt your current business models;
  • • Planning, examining and adopting disruptive Technologies

Designing an IoT strategy for the 21st century

  • • Utilising consumer engagement, big data/Internet of Things, and the cloud to build your competitive advantage in a world dominated by the hyper-connected consumer
  • • Leveraging the functionality of social platforms to build compelling consumer experiences
  • • The need for speed, the critical role of analytics, and the critical importance of aligning your enterprise to deliver on your brand promise
  • • Exploring how the Internet of Things can be leveraged to improve visibility, quality, and customer satisfaction

Intelligent Data & Analytics:

Data Driven Innovation - Capitalising on new markets and opportunities

  • • How do you compete in a changing digital world
  • • Unlocking new potential income streams through old data
  • • Creating better “new” generation products & services based on input from Big Data
  • • Using your data to beat the competition; improving operation & conversion rates

Application Performance Management (APM) in the age of Big Data, Hybrid Cloud and Mobile Apps

  • • What are the challenges of implementing APM across multiple virtualised systems?
  • • Do existing APM approaches fit with new demands of the highly distributed, fragmented and multi-tier operational structures?
  • • Best approaches to moving from the transaction-based information flow to point-in-time visibility to monitor and respond to diverse environments?
  • • New demands on the business - mobile, big data, cloud - what methodologies can best address complexities of highly agile businesses


Enterprise Architecture to Support Innovation in a Modern Ambidextrous Organisation

  • • Getting and staying ahead of the competition in the 21st Century – catching up from behind the curve
  • • Pioneering change within organisations optimised for existing profitable and successful business models
  • • Delivering capabilities – how can technology drive business value?

Becoming a true value innovator - the role of the CIO as a collaborative business partner

  • • Addressing the growing demands of end-customers by providing much greater levels of integration, transparency and IT/business collaboration
  • • How to start the ongoing dialogue between the business and IT that also drives shared objectives and measurements?
  • • How to leverage business relationships throughout the enterprise to expand your scope of responsibilities beyond the IT organisation?

Innovation through Collaboration

  • • How to deal with innovation partners, network organisations and co-creation
  • • Finding the fittest architecture: Aligned business processes, applications and API's?
  • • How to choose your applications: Off the shelf, tailor made, open source, what platform, cloud?


AI powered attacks – The next generation security practices

  • • AI and Security – New opportunities or new generation of attacks?
  • • New technologies, new risks; re-assessing new technology landscape and vulnerabilities
  • • Using Artificial Intelligence as an advantage to defend against advanced attacks • How to identify the weak spots and prepare for the next generation of ML cyber threats

Dealing with advanced cyber threats – what to consider

  • • Examining the evolving complexity and sophistication of cyber-attacks and what they could potentially mean for your organization
  • • Assessing the increasingly important role of security intelligence in combating cyber threats
  • • Bridging the cyber skills gap in your organization
  • • Optimising your risk assessment strategy to decrease cyber-attacks across all current and future operations

IoT Security - Are IoT devices secure?

  • • How is the IoT industry supporting a security regime?
  • • What and where are the relevant security control points?
  • • How do we make our IoT networks as safe from unauthorized access?
  • • What has the past flaws in security and unauthorized access to our networks set us up for not making the same mistake with IoT?

Ransomware through IoT

  • • Analysing Ransomware attacks on smart devices; IoT as a gateway to target other systems and infrastructure of organisations
  • • Identifying and defining the vulnerabilities of smart connected devices
  • • Where is the starting point and where could the chain go through in case of a ransomware attack?
  • • How to regulate IoT devices – Collaboration with competitors, entities and industry bodies?
  • • Creating a worst-case scenario defence/incident response plan in case of an IoT ransomware attack

Data governance and regulatory compliance

  • • Applying appropriate mechanisms to manage and control sensitive data across systems
  • • How best to align governance, compliance security and technology frameworks and initiatives
  • • Enforcing regulatory and architectural compliance requirements
  • • Identifying stakeholders, establishing data owners and clarifying accountabilities within your organization

‘The applied GDPR' and the Data Protection Act 2018 - the role of the DPO

  • • Developing the role of the DPO within your organization
  • • Who should you choose and to whom should they report?
  • • Identifying the DPO’s core responsibilities and liabilities
  • • What size and scope for the role is appropriate for your organisation?

How to build a robust and flexible Identity Governance strategy in an increasingly complex security landscape

  • • What is driving the increasing complexity of IT security and what are the implications for Identity Governance?
  • • Assessing developments in the cyber-security landscape
  • • Determining how best to balance digital business value with the need for data security and a dedicated Identity Governance strategy
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